Kelly Racing evaluation test at Winton

KELLY RACING TESTS 15-YEAR-OLD KIWI MITCH EVANS IN V8 SUPERCAR Kelly Racing has continued its commitment to young drivers by testing 15-year-old New Zealander Mitch Evans at Winton Motor Raceway in rural Victoria today. Evans drove his first...

KELLY RACING TESTS 15-YEAR-OLD KIWI MITCH EVANS IN V8 SUPERCAR

Kelly Racing has continued its commitment to young drivers by testing 15-year-old New Zealander Mitch Evans at Winton Motor Raceway in rural Victoria today.

Evans drove his first laps in a 640-horsepower V8 Supercar aboard the #16 Hi-Tec Oils Holden Commodore under the watchful eye of team leaders Todd and Rick Kelly.

Evans finished second in the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship and became the youngest race winner in series history. He also claimed the prestigious Rookie of the Year honours.

David Sera, who yesterday won his 10th Australian karting title, also tested today, along with noted Fujitsu V8 Supercar front-runner David Russell.

"All the guys did a tremendous job today and exceeded my expectations," said Todd Kelly.

"I've noticed Mitch's performances in Formula Ford this season and for such a young guy he's very impressive.

"He has to return back to New Zealand as he's got some school exams this week - you don't hear that from a racing driver very often.

"Seeing a guy so young thrown in the deep end at his first V8 test reminds me of when Rick and I started off in this sport, so it was a really enjoyable day for us from that perspective."

-credit: kellyracing.com

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Series Supercars
Drivers Rick Kelly , Todd Kelly , Mitch Evans , David Russell